In 2017, a total of 53 schools in China were named Promotion Model Schools for food safety as part of China’s National School Milk Programme. During the past three years, 132 schools have been awarded after having met strict rules of school food safety. Tetra Pak’s experience in supporting school milk programmes in China for more than a decade provided the basis for setting the safety standards.
Initiated and promoted by Tetra Pak China, the certification program was jointly launched with the country’s student nutrition and health promotion organisation and the national dairy association in 2015. The purpose is to promote a “campus operational standard” for school milk to ensure that it’s safe for students to drink.
Each school was evaluated on staff training, operational standards, process management and safety issue management, including inspections, storage, distribution and carton recycling.
Officials from China’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health attended the ceremony and presented the certifications. In just three years, a total of 132 schools in 16 provinces have been awarded the status of Promotion Model Schools by passing the strict regulations of school food safety.
In September 2017, Tetra Laval supported Hurricane Irma relief efforts and donated, in collaboration with Gossner Foods and Diversified Foods, nearly 1.5 million Tetra Pak cartons of shelf-safe UHT milk to storm-ravaged areas in Florida and Georgia. In addition, Tetra Pak teamed up with La Estancia to donate fruit compote to Cuba’s relief efforts. With widespread damage and extensive power outages throughout the region, Tetra Pak is committed to doing its part to make food safe and available everywhere for those impacted by Hurricane Irma
Tetra Laval Food for Development and Tetra Pak Central America & Caribbean have implemented a Dairy Hub project together with a local customer, Lacthosa. The customer has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government to revitalise the dairy sector by providing technical assistance and technology transfer to smallholder farmers. So far,100 smallholder farms have been trained with knowledge provided by Tetra Laval Food for Development. The project will grow with another 200 farms in 2018. The objectives are to increase milk quality, quantity and profitability for the farmers.
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A new Dairy Hub project supporting 30,000 farmers will be launched in Kenya. Tetra Laval Food for Development and Tetra Pak are partnering with several public-sector organisations in Kenya in this four-year, USD 12.6 million investment project. The project will help farmers increase the quantity and quality of the milk they produce to meet the growing demand for dairy products in the Kenyan market.
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